Prince Harry’s multi-part documentary series on mental healthwill be out on Friday, but all anyone can talk about is how he called the First Amendment of the US constitution ‘bonkers.’
His brief stance
While appearing on an episode of Dax Shepard and Monica Padman’s Armchair Expert podcast, Prince Harry spoke very briefly about his stance on the First Amendment, saying:
I don't want to start sort of going down the First Amendment route because that's a huge subject and one in which I don't understand because I've only been here a short period of time.
But, you can find a loophole in anything. And you can capitalise or exploit what’s not said rather than uphold what is said.
I’ve got so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I sort of understand it, but it is bonkers.
Although he didn’t dive deep into the subject, just a few sentences were enough to infuriate many online.
The Me You Can’t See
Prince Harry unintentionally managed to stir already troubled waters just in time for the release of his docuseries, The Me You Can’t See, that he co-created and produced with Oprah Winfrey.
The series addresses pertinent issues surrounding mental health and emotional well-being, and showcases the struggles of people from all over the world. A handful of high-profile stars joined the initiative, sharing stories about what it's like to live with mental health issues—including world renowned artist and actress Lady Gaga. Both the co-creators of the show also revealed their personal experiences and it looks like Prince Harry will most likely be talking about the challenges he faced while dealing with trauma and loss, specifically after the death of Princess Diana. Prince Harry mentions:
The majority of us carry some form of unresolved trauma, loss or grief, which feels, and is, very personal.
Yet the last year has shown us that we are all in this together, and my hope is that this series will show there is power in vulnerability, connection in empathy, and strength in honesty.
The series will be available on Apple TV+ this Friday.